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Media freedom, protection of workers and EU Commission - This week at the European Parliament

This week the EP is looking at media freedom in the EU and Martin Selmayr’s appointment as Commission Secretary-General.



Protection of workers from carcinogens. An update of EU rules for protecting workers from carcinogens and mutagens at work will be voted on in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee. The aim is to adopt new thresholds for exposure to eight new cancer-causing chemical agents. (Tuesday)

Appointment of EU Commission Secretary-General. Budget and Human Resources Commissioner Günther Oettinger will be quizzed on Martin Selmayr’s appointment as Commission Secretary-General at a public hearing organised by the Budgetary Control Committee. This will feed into a resolution to be voted on by the whole Parliament on April 19 (TBC). (Tuesday)

Media pluralism and media freedom in the EU. Violence towards and pressure on journalists, worsening economic and working conditions in the media, fake news and net neutrality are among the topics examined in a report on media freedom to be put to the vote in the Civil Liberties Committee. (Tuesday)


UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Draft report on sustainable finance (2018/2007(INI)) Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Rapporteur: Molly Scott Cato (Green, Wales) (Monday)

Draft on interpretation and implementation of the interinstitutional agreement on better law-making (2016/2018(INI)) Committee on Employment and Social Affairs for the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Rapporteur: Anthea McIntyre (Conservative, West Midlands) (Tuesday)

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